Just Got Back

Investors & Partners,

April is finally here! The return of springtime is wonderful for economic development; hedged projects get dusted off, thawed ground allows for new construction, and new ideas and projects find their way to our organization. In fact, in addition to the 4 current announced projects we've got, we also have 6 unannounced projects and 7 working leads. We're excited for what this season holds.

The arrival of April also means a new slate of events and opportunities to get engaged. Today, April 4, is election day, so be sure to find your local polling place and make your voice heard. On April 20, we will be travelling up to Jefferson City for a "Christian County Day" of advocacy with our elected officials (more information below). And of course, be sure to check the calendars of our local Chambers of Commerce for upcoming community events too!

SMCC Intern Melaina Fischer representing Christian County while on

a spring break trip to Ireland

We're also thrilled to have Anna Evans, VP of Business Retention & Expansion, back in the office with us after her maternity leave! With the whole team together, we're firing on all cylinders. And if you see Anna, be sure to give her a warm welcome back!

As always, we are incredibly thankful for our investors and partners. We treasure your constant support and engagement. Have a wonderful day!

Kristen Haseltine

President/CEO - Show Me Christian County

417-496-5987 (cell)

Visit us at showmeccmo.com

Coming Up Next!

Election Day in Christian County

Make your voice heard! Get out there and vote today!

Find your polling location here!

View candidate Q&A by CC Headliner here!

Christian County Advocacy Day

The Show Me team will be having a "Christian County Day" as we travel to Jefferson City to meet with elected officials on behalf of our partners and businesses. We are inviting interested investors and partners to join us in a day trip to the state capitol on April 20. We will meet in the parking lot of Furniture Row (1314 N Eastgate Ave, Springfield MO) at 6:45am and depart together promptly at 7am.

Please contact Rachel Campbell, Office Administrator, if you are interested in joining us! RSVP is required; spots for the trip are limited!

Click to email Rachel

Show Me Christian County Full Board Meeting

The next Show Me Christian County full board meeting will take place at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, May 17, 2023 at the Fremont Hills Country Club. Investors, be sure to mark your calendars, and watch out for more information!

Grant Opportunities & Resources

The Missouri Department of Economic Development received funds from the American Rescue Plan Act to assist with economic recovery efforts. The following grant applications are open or will open soon. Please follow the link for more information about these grants.

  • Entertainment Industry (finalizing guidelines, launch in April)
  • Nonprofit (finalizing guidelines, launch in April)
  • Cell Tower (drafting guidelines, launch in April)

Click to view DED ARPA Resources

Missouri One-Start Job Connections

Did you know that Missouri One-Start offers NO COST recruitment services for businesses looking to add to their workforce? The organization also offers paid marketing assistance, such as social media promotion and micro-website creation.

For more information and to find out if your business is eligible for free assistance, visit missourionestart.com today!

Around the Ozarks

Christian County Library

Spring is here, and with the nice weather come more ways to get involved at your local branch of the Christian County library!

Check out the April event calendar here!

Nixa Fire Station #1 Groundbreaking Ceremony

The Nixa Fire District broke ground on a new Fire Station #1! This new station will be a huge asset to the City of Nixa. Big shoutout to Nixa Chamber for putting on the event!

Christian County 40-Under-40

Christian County's 40-Under-40 Program, hosted by the Ozark Chamber, is underway! We're proud to have our own Marketing Coordinator, Ethan Swick, participate as part of the 2023 class!

NIXPO Business and Community Expo 2023

Last month's annual NIXPO was fantastic! Big shoutout to the Nixa Chamber for always doing an incredible job with the event. We love seeing our partners and investors engaged in our chambers and the community!

Economic Impact: Missouri Agriculture

March 21, 2023 kicked off National Agriculture Week, and in that spirit, we wanted to share some incredible Missouri agriculture statistics! Did you know that there are nearly 28 million acres of farmland, making up roughly 95 thousand farms in the state of Missouri? That's the second most in the US!

2021 Christian County Agriculture Economic Impact. Source: agriculture.mo.gov

In 2021, Christian County saw huge contributions to the economy through forestry, food processing, and agricultural support. The Missouri Department of Agriculture reported that nearly 3,800 jobs in Christian County are related to agriculture, contributing to $121.6 million in total value added to the agricultural economy.

Featured Stories

Expanding Sports Tourism in Christian County (Video)

We sat down with the team at the Springfield Area Sports Commission to talk about current sports assets and how to expand sports tourism further in Christian County.

View full video here!

Legislative Advocacy Leads to City and County Collaboration

The Show Me Christian County team was joined by Ozark and Nixa city administrators Steve Childers and Jimmy Liles for a day of legislative advocacy in Jefferson City on Wednesday.

Full press release here!

Name that Artist!

Every month, we title our newsletter after a song that seems fitting. Can you name the artist who originally recorded this month's song, Just Got Back?

Your options:

  • Arvest
  • Bank of Billings
  • Bank of Missouri
  • Billings, City of
  • Bryan Properties
  • Callaway Gardner Real Estate
  • Central Bank of the Ozarks
  • Children's Smile Center
  • Christian County Government
  • Christian County Library
  • CJW Transportation Consultants
  • Clever, City of
  • Cochran Engineering
  • Connell Insurance
  • Creative Audio
  • DeWitt Construction
  • Esterly, Schneider, & Associates
  • Fremont Hills, City of
  • Great River Engineering
  • Great Southern Bank
  • Highlandville, City of
  • Jared Enterprises
  • Liberty
  • Massengale Group, KW
  • McDonald's
  • Mercy Health - Springfield Communities
  • Meridian Title Company
  • Nixa Chamber of Commerce
  • Nixa Community Foundation
  • Nixa School District
  • Nixa, City of
  • Ollis / Akers / Arney
  • Olsson Associates
  • Ozark, City of
  • Ozark Electric
  • Ozark School District
  • Ozarks Technical Community College
  • Paragon Architecture
  • Republic Services
  • Sapp Design Associates
  • Shaffer & Hines, Inc.
  • Stenger Management
  • SVN
  • Torgerson Design Partners
  • Toth & Associates
  • White River Valley Electric Cooperative
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